Synonyms for (noun) premise

Synonyms: assumption, premise, premiss

Definition: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

Usage: on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play

Similar words: posit, postulate

Definition: (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

Synonyms for (verb) premise

Synonyms: premise, premiss

Definition: take something as preexisting and given

Similar words: suppose, presuppose

Definition: take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

Usage: I presuppose that you have done your work


Synonyms: precede, preface, premise, introduce

Definition: furnish with a preface or introduction

Usage: She always precedes her lectures with a joke; He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

Similar words: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name


Synonyms: premise

Definition: set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

Usage: He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

Similar words: exposit, expound, set forth

Definition: state

Usage: set forth one's reasons